Caves: exploring hidden realms
For today's explorer, Earth offers precious few uncharted regions. Even the deepest trenches in the Pacific have been mapped by sonar, and if you venture to the most remote village on the Amazon, you're more than likely to find natives wearing Nikes. The only truly unexplored places that remain -- those that neither humans nor technology has penetrated -- are caves. Until now.In the course of this breathtaking book, Michael Ray Taylor guides an astounding journey into the wonders and hazards of caving. Along the way, he introduces a pair of expert cavers as they tackle the sweeping, awe-inspiring beauty of Greenland's ice caves; the dramatic underwater realm beneath the jungles of the Yucatan; and the vertigo-inducing pits in the wild caves of the American Southwest. Aided by trailblazing IMAX "RM"? camera technology from the award-winning MacGillivray Freeman Films (Everest, Dolphins, The Living Sea), Caves delivers hundreds of vivid, full-color images of places no large-format camera has ever been before and conveys the excitement, terror, and exhilaration of the world's vast and least accessible spaces. Featuring compelling and informative sidebars from leading cave scientists, Caves also includes a Foteword from Ronald C. Kerbo, chief cave specialist of the U.S. National Park Service.
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Review: Caves: Exploring Hidden RealmsUser Review - Sophia Smithe - Goodreads
Although I disagree with the evolutionary conclusions in this book pertaining to the formation and history of caves, yet this amazing journey into the heart of the earth was fascinating! From the ... Read full review
Review: Caves: Exploring Hidden RealmsUser Review - Katie - Goodreads
Utterly fascinating! Read full review
A Vast Twilit World
Chapter 2 Breaking the Ice
Chapter 3 In Search of New Life
Chapter 4Out of the Fall Zone
Pit Bouncing and Crawlway Wriggling
Chaptfk 10 In the Belly of the Planet
Does it Go?
Chapter 12 The Hidden Realm